Poplar Forest July 28. 19.
I learnt yesterday from mr Gibson, with extreme regret that I had inadvertently let slip over the day of renewing my note in the farmer’s bank. how I became guilty of this inattention I cannot say, except from the pressure & hurry of business for many days on winding up , my journey to this place, and opening shop again here. I now inclose a note for renewal to mr Gibson, under apprehension you may be absent, from Richmond, & will certainly take care that this shall never happen again.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.